Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Anesthesia Program
The MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares nurses for service in the advanced practice role of nurse anesthesia. The program was designed for nurses who have a foundation in quality nursing practice, independent decision making abilities, advanced psychomotor skills, the ability to interpret advanced monitoring modalities, plus superior collaboration and communications skills.
The MSN: NAP courses and their sequence were designed to build upon prior baccalaureate education and professional experiences promoting the development of nurse anesthesia knowledge, concepts and skills. Emphasis is placed on advanced studies in science, research, and clinical practice to facilitate personal and professional development in an environment that reflects the University’s Franciscan values and encourages lifelong learning.
Graduates of the MSN: NAP are prepared to fulfill the requirements to sit for the National Certification Examination (NCE). In addition, preparation is provided to safely practice as an advanced practice nurse with significant autonomy upon certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
It is our expectation that nurses who complete the program will:
• Demonstrate appropriate scientific knowledge and psychomotor ability while providing anesthesia care.
• Demonstrate safety and vigilance to protect the patient from harm.
• Provide individualized anesthesia care to meet the needs of the patient.
• Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrate professionalism and responsibility in the advanced practice role of the nurse anesthetist.
• Utilize critical thinking and decision making skills to impact patient care.
The Nurse Anesthesia Program is 28 months of continuous coursework including didactic and clinical practicum. All students are enrolled full-time, and there is no part-time option. Various teaching methods will be utilized throughout the curriculum including distance education via videoconferencing.
Clinical practicum will be scheduled to afford the student the maximum opportunity to meet the case requirements mandated by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and will vary from the academic calendar of the University.
August 1 Priority deadline - 1st round interviews /// December 1 - absolute deadline - 2nd round interviews
Lourdes University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program and Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Certificate are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs through Spring 2016 (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois 60068).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 63
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1033 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 32540 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 32540 USD